At least once in your life you will have bought a beautiful plant, brought it home and watched it helplessly weaken and all its flowers fall off. No doubt you’ve wondered why this happens and what to do to prevent it.

Plants that we buy in nurseries or supermarkets experience a significant change in temperature when they are brought home. Changes in light exposure, nutrients they receive, temperature and humidity can stress plants enough to prevent flowering. Below we list 4 effective tips to get plants to bloom year-round so they are healthier, stronger and more beautiful to look at.

First tip: tea bags

If you are a regular tea drinker, never throw away used tea bags. They are excellent allies to fertilize the soil of our plants, especially roses. Don’t forget to remove the ones that are already dry, so they can make room for the new flowers and continue their process.

Second tip: Cinnamon

Get two sticks of cinnamon and prepare an herbal tea by boiling them in water for a few minutes. Let cool and then spray directly on the floor. Alternatively, you can pour cinnamon powder directly onto the soil around the stem of the plant. Cinnamon contains essential nutrients for the plant. Apply it at least once a week.

Third tip: banana peels and eggshells

They are both nutrient-rich ingredients for plants and very valuable in the garden. Mix banana peels with washed eggshells, add some coffee grounds and mix everything. Pour the solution directly onto the soil as if it were compost.

Fourth tip: cloves

The nutrients present in the soil are essential for the good growth and flowering of the plant. Cloves are very rich in iron and can be a great help in the garden. Place at least 3 or 4 carnations in the soil of the plant. They release iron into the soil when you water the plant, making it healthier and stronger.